Yep. You read that right. There are actually health benefits to relaxing in the warm waters of your backyard spa. We have also been told that a glass of red wine a day can be good for your health. Spa plus red wine equals…Did we just find a match made in heaven? Other than a slight risk of dehydration (shhhhh), we certainly think so. Let’s dive into these benefits from our spa team!
#1 Stress Relief
Warm water to relax your body, hydrotherapy to ease tension, lighting system to set the mood, and a sound system to put on your favorite tunes. That sounds like something to look forward to after a long day at work!
#2 Pain Relief and Muscle Recovery
When you get in your luxury spa from Vande Hey Company you are immediately experiencing three things: heat, buoyancy, and therapeutic massage. First, heat will cause your blood cells to dilate thus increasing blood flow and bringing valuable nutrients to your muscles. If you regularly exercise at high intensities, increased blood flow can also reduce the buildup of lactic acid. That’s a win. Second, the buoyancy from the water eases the constant pressure on joints and muscles allowing them to relax and heal. Lastly, therapeutic massage (or hydrotherapy as we call it) releases tension in muscles and can even help work out knots. As your body relaxes from the hydrotherapy you will also release positive endorphins that act as the body’s natural painkiller.
Let’s simplify the science for a second. If you have pain, stiffness, soreness, knots, etc., a spa can help. In fact, it’s even more efficient than a sauna. It heats your body faster and is easier on your body because you are buoyant in water rather than weighed down on a hard, wooden seat.
#3 Better Sleep
Now that you are relaxed and de-stressed, of course you are going to sleep better. You also reset your body’s natural thermostat allowing you to fall into a deeper sleep faster. Thanks, science.
We put a question mark here because this just seems too good to be true. Let’s focus on the facts.
1) Increased heart rate and improved circulation do simulate the effects of exercise.
2) A study by the New England Journal of Medicine found that spas can lower blood sugar levels when used regularly.
3) There are multiple other real studies that support the links between spas and exercise.
“So you’re telling me there’s a chance?” Our spa experts at Vande Hey Company certainly agree there’s a chance, but we also recommend regular exercise and a healthy diet to help boost the effects of your hot tub health machine.
#5 Quality Time
A spa provides a great opportunity to have some alone time or have some great conversations with friends and family. Not to mention ROMANCE! You put the kids to bed…you make your way over to the spa… Easy now, this is a family friendly blog!
Whether you have a spa or not, we just want you to be happy and healthy! So pour yourself a glass of wine and jump on in. Enjoy the little things, and don’t forget to take care of yourself. It’s a beautiful life and you should enjoy it!
As always, if you need help or have questions, give us a call. Our team of professionals is here for you.